Lep:Nepticulidae
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4.061 Stigmella atricapitella (Haworth, 1828)
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note the dark head

 

Food Plant: Quercus (Oak)

Egg: Underside of leaf

Mine: June - July, September - November

Notes: First generation, short gallery, frass in thick line. Second generation, longer gallery, frass in narrower line. The larva is a whitish-yellow and has dark prothoracic sclerites (as shown - which help distinguish it from S.roborella, with a pale head only). An early mine is shown.

Data: 21.x.2006, Fleet, Hants

Image Rob Edmunds

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